Warren Moon is not only a Pro Football Hall of Famer and one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time, he’s undoubtedly the greatest African-American QB to ever play.
That makes his opinion on the stance Colin Kaepernick has taken this year an important one. First, Kaepernick took the stance of kneeling during the national anthem, but now it has turned into him not voting and him praising Fidel Castro. What is going on?
“It’s just so inconsistent. It doesn’t all really make sense to me,” Moon told me on The Jake Brown Show on CBS Radio’s Play.it. “Maybe I need to have a sit-down talk with him to try and understand everything that he’s trying to do. I had no problem with him wanting to be a voice and use that platform to get more exposure to the problems in communities, to the problems with police brutality. I didn’t like the way he went about doing it using the national anthem and the flag to do it, but he did get people talking about it and that’s great and now the attention is there.
“Now it’s time to start talking and finding solutions. Now, all of a sudden this Castro stuff comes out and the Malcolm X, and I don’t know where all this fits in, but it certainly has I’m sure affected him in a certain way as far as how he has to handle the media, all the extra focus that’s on these subjects compared to just worry about football. It’s probably affected his play on the field.”
It’s time for Kaepernick to actually take some actions and make changes.
“Let’s go ahead and start making some changes now…some positive changes to some of these problems that have been addressed.”
Moon also addressed Russell Wilson’s resurgence after his early injuries, rookie quarterbacks Dak Prescott and Carson Wentz, Doug Baldwin being underrated, and much more. You can listen to the entire interview above or by searching “The Jake Brown Show” on iTunes Podcasts and Spotify.
Jake Brown is the Digital Program Manager at CBS Sports Radio and a columnist for CBS Sports Radio, CBS Local Sports, and CBS Local. You can catch him daily on The Jake Brown Show on CBS Radio’s Play.it, iTunes, and Spotify. It’s a weekly sports show mixed in with a bit of entertainment and multiple interviews as well every week. Jake lives in Queens and being a Mets fan is finally paying off.